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Photo:Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Photo:Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Photo:Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Brighton At War: QueenSpark calendar 2009

By Jennifer Drury

We are pleased to announce a 'must have' item for the collection of anyone interested in the history of Brighton and Hove.  QueenSpark Books, to which My Brighton and Hove is formally affiliated, have released their 2009 calendar, Brighton At War.

The calendar contains an evocative collection of photographs which present a fascinating glimpse of life in Brighton during World War II. Images are reproduced under license from The Argus and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove.

Here are just a couple of photos from this terrific calendar. The two chaps here are clearly 'doing their bit' for the war effort.  But who are they - do you recognise them? The second photo is one most people who lived through WWII will relate to - queues.  Do you recognise anyone in this queue at Cowley's? If you can tell us anything about these photos, please add your comments below.

The Brighton At War calendar will make the ideal Christmas present. But we warn you - order two, because when you see it you will want one for yourself!

You can purchase Brighton at War through the QueenSpark website.

This page was added on 05/10/2008.
Comments about this page

The tall Grenadier Guard tipping his cap in the first picture, was my father Bernard Hammond. He passed away over forty years ago.

By Violet Hammond (13/01/2009)

The young lady next to the tall gent tipping his hat is my late aunt, Phyllis Hastings (nee Claridge) and is about 17 or 18. My aunt sadly died in April 2007. She used to live in Plymouth Avenue, Lower Bevendean.

By Sue Lewin (02/02/2009)

Is that second photo really a WW2 photo? I think it is modern and posed! The glasses are wrong for a start. The Argus is notorious for inaccurate information and Brighton & Hove Museums have been known to slip up occasionally.

By Geoffrey Mead (03/02/2009)

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